party like it’s 1899

Two weeks ago, my cousins came down to San Luis Obispo for a surprise visit. Naturally, we did what central coast residents do best, and toured wine country. By our second vineyard, we thought it to be standard behavior to pose for a photo the way our late ancestors, bless their souls, did back in the days of petticoats and Tuberculosis. Here  is our final take:

And here is a series of portraits of people who aren’t faking it. Real life turn of the century folk, staring blankly at machinery that took fifteen minutes to snap a photo. If you haven’t yet discovered Retronaut, do it now. It is a treasure chest of photographic jewelry.

^^ so very, very displeased.

Before Brandon and Bryanna and I made our Victorian debut, we had some fun along the way. The cousinly love is mildly out of control. My apologies.

3 Comments

  1. love your version of century old photo, it looks very convincing… 🙂
    I read somewhere that back in those days sometimes the heads of people even had to be fixed to something to keep it still for that super-long take.

    • We were lucky to get one shot without us busting up in a fit of laughter! And all I can say is, AMEN for technology.

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